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The Current Cowardly Church Needs a Mega Dose of the Rebel Spirit

NorthernNeighbor Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 6:28 PM
I must be missing something here. 1st . . . Why is $1 trillion of Medicare invested in our own citizens considered socialism, viz., a bad thing. Meanwhile $3 trillion was spent killing foreigners in an unnecessary war (a Christian thing?). 2nd . . . There seems to be a "Chicken Little" mentality about the future of the country under universal health care even though they can get free health care at any hospital simply by not having the capacity of paying the bill. The American public ends up picking up the tab with higher premiums and more bankruptcies. 3rd . . . Why does the 1% get to pay a 30% lower tax rate than the middle class worker. No wonder they support Romney with mega $$$. They could lose mega $$$ if their tax goes up 2%.
NorthernNeighbor Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 6:55 PM
4th . . . 32 of the 33 developed nations have universal health care, with the US being the 1 exception. It's a matter of priority.
Last I checked Canada who's economy is closest to the American is doing just fine. In fact they breezed through the current recession vertually unscathed thanks to a better banking regulatory system . . . Oops, sounds like socialism.
In my opion, left wing and right wing are extremes, both bad. If the GOP moves too far to the right, I jump ship and vote Dems. Meanwhile, if the Dems move too far to the left I (and many) jump ship and vote GOP. I guess you could say the real power is in us. In case you haven't figured it out, I am a Christian who hates party politic extremes. "Moderation in all things."

Whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the People may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new Government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. –Declaration of Rights, Maryland

Unlike America’s original rebel Christians who dumped the Brits’ taxed tea into Boston Harbor and told King George that he could kiss their King George, today’s evangelicals, I believe—especially the dandy ministers who love to be loved—would have...